Liverpool Land | 10 days
There are a few areas in Greenland where the Inuit still use the dog sledge as their means of winter transportation and the most isolated village community, Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) in the north east is one of them. Situated on the northern shore of the world’s largest fjord, its inhabitants have a long tradition of hunting and travelling on the pack-ice as well as on land.
Ours is the very first effort to develop small scale tourism in co-operation with the people of Ittoqqortoormiit. These traditional dog sledging trips are made on the spectacular coast of Liverpool Land where the original Greenlandic way of hunting is still the basis of existence. Highlights include flights in Twin-Otter aircraft and helicopter, a few days in charming Ittoqqortoormiit village, wild arctic paradise and four days of camping and travelling with dog sledges.
Dates: Weekly departures March – May 2018
Price: £5,050 per person
Key info: Group size 4 minimum. Stay in guest houses and tents
Fiona’s travel tipsRead: Sirius Patrol by Peter Schmidt Michelson
What to expect: Greenland weather is extremely changeable so be prepared for flight delays or last minute contingency plans.
Best time to go: Spring for Greenland sledging, summer for wonderful hiking.
“The whole holiday was absolutely amazing!!!! Please stay in touch and we are filling everyone’s minds with Greenland and going with you. We can’t wait to go back and it was ALL thanks to you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Jamie and Julia Korner, Greenland
“I loved the holiday and all your arrangements were spot on! The dog-sledging on my first day was such fun and a great introduction to the whole experience. At the dog-pound there was a fine example of a trapper's hut and also bear and fox-traps - all of which my Dad often made mention of in his journals - so that set the scene."
Elspeth Hamilton, Nordhauslandet, 2011
“Just a few lines to say that I am safely home and how much I enjoyed the trip. Everything went wonderfully well, in spite of the problems with the weather. My body feels like 103 with all the aching joints but that does not matter. Greenland was wonderful, even the white-out, and I just hope I have a few photos to do it justice.”
Christine Simm, Dog sledging in Greenland for women 40-plus, April 2011
“Your office admin was excellent with total information that was relevant, clear instructions and efficient booking etc. Greenland was total magic. Lorraine did a great job feeding us all and keeping us organised. I was impressed with the guides, vehicle pick-ups, etc. What was really good was, of course, the magnificence of the scenery and all that ice in its wondrous forms. The boat trips were superb and peaceful so that I could really absorb the Arctic - wild flowers, birds, and the amazing walk on the ice cap.”
E Powley, West Greenland, July 2011
“It has been a wonderful experience, particularly to have the opportunity to hike onto the inland ice. I have been in the Ilulissat area before and still found it an exciting, varied and challenging trip which I thoroughly enjoyed.”
Christine Birchall, West Greenland, July 2011
“A big `THANKS` for leading us through a memorable visit to that beautiful and interesting part of Greenland, and laying on such great weather.”
Duncan Currie, West Greenland, July 2011